Heart in the Right Place

A Memoir
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: C4458
Released: Mar 06, 2008
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ISBN: #9781428169944
Narrator/s: Kate Forbes
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Carolyn Jourdan spent many years as a congressional lawyer in Washington, D.C. Then she was called home to fill in for her mother as receptionist at her father's rural Tennessee doctor's office-assured it would only be for a few days. "Jourdan's dispatches from the reception desk make for a stirring, beautiful memoir that is alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, and ultimately a triumph."-Publishers Weekly, starred review


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Heart in the Right Place
Product Number: BX00003048
Product Number:Z0181
Product Number:C4458

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Author(s): Carolyn Jourdan
Narrator(s): Kate Forbes
Product Number Z0181
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781456102470
Author(s): Carolyn Jourdan
Product Number EB00008882
Released: May 17, 2013
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Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: #9781565126664

Professional reviews

"The medically phobic Jourdan returns from a six-figure job as a superstar D.C. attorney to fill in at her father's rural Tennessee medical practice while her mother, the office manager, recovers from a heart attack. Days turn into months as Jourdan wonders where she belongs. Kate Forbes's low-key narration captures the author's subtle humor. For her characterizations of patients like the addled Miss Viola and another who operates on his own hemorrhoids, Forbes uses the twangy accents of the region. By the end, Jourdan has discovered there's more drama in making her way through the maze of Medicare than in Washington politics, more community and compassion at home than she'll ever find in a senator's office. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"